Ericsson, Huawei, AT&T attending Mobile World Congress in June, others not so sure
A few high-profile companies, including Ericsson, Huawei, Telefonica, Parallel Wireless and AT&T, confirmed to Light Reading that they intend to send executives to Barcelona, Spain, in June to attend the MWC trade show in person.
But a large number of other companies, including Mavenir, Cisco, Intel, Rakuten, KPN, Deutsche Telekom, BT and Orange, said they either would not attend or were still making a decision. Other companies contacted by Light Reading, including T-Mobile, Qualcomm, Verizon, Samsung and LG, did not respond to questions on the topic.
The GSMA trade association recently held its MWC Shanghai show as a hybrid event, and said it expected around 20,000 in-person visitors. That’s down from the 60,000 it recorded in 2019, prior to the pandemic.
The organization rescheduled its flagship Barcelona show for June this year, and GSMA officials told Mobile World Live that the organization expects to attract 40,000 and 50,000 attendees, down from around 110,000 two years ago, prior to the pandemic.
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